March 16-28, 2015

In partnership with Bringing Music to Life, Colorado Public Radio joins this two-week community effort to collect and refurbish instruments for music education programs in need.

Donate an instrument at a location near you March 16-28. If you don’t have an instrument to donate, visit for more ways to get involved, including how schools can apply to receive donated instruments. 

Watch this video to find out more about the instrument drive.


Since launching in 2009 …

Over 1,900 instruments have gone to more than 100 Colorado schools and music programs. Started by CPR to promote and strengthen music education and appreciation, the mission continues with the new non-profit Bringing Music to Life.

Read these stories about the power of musical instruments:

    ● Donated instruments make Colorado teacher's music program more effective

    ● Donated instrument fuels Colorado high schooler's dreams

    ● Longmont teacher's film highlights the intangibles of music education

    ● Bringing Music to Life founder believes free instruments keep kids motivated

    ● Why the bond between musicians and their instruments is so powerful

    ● Denver student Dominic Ellerbee finds solace in guitar after homelessness